Friday, January 30, 2015

Channel Surfing

Trade civilization for the life aquatic


We know mainland California has been good to you. Where else can you chase Mountain High slopes with Koreatown noodles and still end the day with an ocean view?

Yet there’s a side of the state that you’ve likely never seen.

Thirty miles off the coast of Santa Barbara, The Channel Islands sport Lost-worthy beach coves, mysterious sea caves (including the second largest in the world), and one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.

But island life is not all Evangeline Lilly in a tank top. The voyage there can be unforgiving, there’s no services once you arrive — think less grid, more squid — and we're not going to even mention what toothy predator keeps the seal population in check.

That’s why you’ll want to spend your spring break with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company. They’ll make it easy to brave the isolated isles with a guided, multi-day excursion. You’ll snorkel turquoise waters, explore sea caves by kayak, and hike ancient forests.

They’ll provide all the provisions. You just bring the beer. The killer island sunsets are on the house.

Santa Barbara Adventure Company
(805) 884-9283
Price: $729 per adult for a 2-day excursion; single-day trips are also available

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